While gray may not be the best weather, it can be a great interior color scheme for a dining room. Check out the many gray dining room ideas below.
A rectangular chandelier illuminates the black dining table with matching black chairs. There’s a modern fireplace fixed to the stone wall adding elegance to the area.
The spacious dining area features a curve gray table paired with beige chairs and illuminated by fancy glass pendant lights.
A small dining space with a wooden dining table paired with black chairs over concrete flooring. It includes a large display panel mounted on gray textured walls along with white pendants.
Cozy dining room situated beside a wooden pillar that complements the hardwood flooring and dining table. It has gray chairs and a lovely chandelier that illuminates the area.
A Victorian chandelier hung over a round dining table surrounded by beige chairs with pillows in this beautiful gray dining room. There’s a huge antique mirror on one side creating an illusion of a bigger room.
Gray dining room with wooden dining table complementing the buffet tables with striped chairs and a candle chandelier.
Elegant dining room accented with a fancy chandelier and matching wall sconces. It complements the dark wood dining set that sits on a vintage rug.
Airy dining room features a wooden dining table for eight and a rattan accent chair. There are sliding glass doors that bring the natural light in overlooking the green backyard.
Sophisticated dining room with coffered ceiling and vintage rug over the hardwood flooring. It includes a potted plant that brings life to the area.
An expansive dining room accented with an arched wall and a glossy hardwood floor in a herringbone pattern. It is lighted by a gorgeous chandelier that hung from the white ceiling.
This dining area offers a wooden rectangular table that matches the bench beside it. It includes black chairs and a stainless steel floor lamp.
A classic dining room highlighted by a charming crystal chandelier along with light hardwood flooring. It is framed with light gray walls and white glass windows.
Luxurious dining room decorated by ceramic wall plates and an octagon mirror. It includes a black table with mismatched dining chairs that create an interesting look.
A bluish-gray wall designed with an abstract wall art canvas that perfectly matches the curtains. It has a small dining table for four that sits on hardwood flooring.
This dining room features wooden dining table paired with modern chairs along with white bookshelves. A pair of gray canvas and a tulip wall decor are mounted on the gray wall.
Various indoor plants add a tropical vibe in this gray dining area. It includes a wooden table surrounded by black chairs and industrial shelves that match the buffet table.
A simple dining space with a dark wood square dining table for four over a hardwood flooring and lighted by a lovely chandelier.
A wrought iron chandelier hung over a wooden dining set that sits on a patterned rug in this fresh gray dining room. It has a white display cabinet with wooden chairs on both sides.
A small dining space features a gray brick wall with floating shelves next to it. It includes a light wood dining table accented with bright blue chairs over a wide plank wood flooring.
Fresh dining room with a pop of elegant black. It has a wood dining table paired with black chairs and lighted by a three-light floor lamp.
Sleek dining room accented with gray stripes striking wall and black ornate chairs surrounding a wood dining table. It is lighted by a pair of white pendants hanging from the white ceiling.
This dining area features white pieces of furniture accented with light wood. It includes potted plants placed on a wooden platform that adds color to the room.
A closer look at this dining room with black chairs and floor lamp matching the industrial shelves and wall frame. Series of indoor plants add life to the gray space.
Sophisticated dining room features a lovely wallpaper and crystal chandelier that hung over a dark wood dining table surrounded by gray high back chairs.
An expansive dining room with rustic feels. It has a wooden dining set illuminated by three glass pendant lights. It also includes glass walls with a view of the pebble garden.
A sleek, modern dining room accented with elegant suspension lamps that hung over a smoked-glass table surrounded by two-tone chairs.
A pair of lovely floral pendants hung from a white tray ceiling on this gray dining room. It includes a wooden table with brown leather chairs and gray fabric chairs sitting on a shaggy rug.
A dining space lighted by crystal globe lamps over a long rectangular table paired with mismatching dining chairs.
Dark dining area with a huge black canvas mounted on a gray shiplap wall. It features a black dining table with chairs mixed of wood and black color.
The formal dining room features a white built-in buffet table beneath a decorative perforated metal panel. It has a glass dining table surrounded with white chairs and accented with a statement chandelier.
Spacious dining area showcasing a black dining table with a modern centerpiece paired with gray chairs. An industrial chandelier along with recessed lighting illuminated the room.
Elegant neutral dining room with glass top table surrounded by beige and gray wingback chairs over a plain rug. It is lighted by globe lamps and accented with gray wall art.
A gray dining space designed with wall canvas and frame along with a globe pendant light. It includes a glass top dining table framed with wood and white chairs over the dark hardwood flooring.
A lavish dining room boasts a luxurious chandelier that hung from a tray ceiling. There’s a fireplace fixed on a smoked glass wall facing the wood dining table.
Transitional dining room accented with royal blue chairs and a nice twig wallpaper. A lovely crystal chandelier hung over a wooden dining table.
Dine-in kitchen features a gray dining set lighted by a stunning chandelier that hung from a shiplap ceiling. The hardwood floor is beautifully topped with a blue vintage rug.
A chic dining room showcasing a statement chandelier along with a lovely canvas. It includes a wooden table accented with salmon pink chairs over a gray rug.
Gallery wall frames over white wainscoting accented this glamorous dining room. It has an arched wall opening that leads to the living room.
Elegant dining area features a diamond wallpaper and candle chandelier that hung over a round dining table. It is surrounded by gray velvet chairs over a round velvet rug.
Glimmer chandelier hung from a ceiling medallion over a rectangular dining table with black chairs. It has gray walls with white wainscoting and hardwood flooring.
Artistic dining room decorated with a statement chandelier that hung from a white coffered ceiling and a paper airplane canvas mounted on the gray wall.
Gorgeous gray room showcasing a black wooden dining table surrounded with upholstered chairs over a diamond patterned rug. It is complemented by a fancy chandelier along with candle centerpieces.
Huge black pendants illuminated the dining table with glass chairs covered with mixed designs creating an interesting look.
This dining room is accented with rustic wood elements from the dining table, buffet table and an exposed wood beam. A wrought iron chandelier from the white ceiling creates a timeless look.
An eye-catching chandelier hung over a white dining table surrounded with gray chairs over hardwood flooring. Blue velvet pillows pop out from the neutral color scheme of the dining room.
Gray, like many of the neutral colors, is a popular choice when it comes to dining rooms. Of the hundreds of thousands of dining rooms which we analyzed, about 10 percent were designed with a gray color scheme. Neutral colors are fun to work with. Look at some gray dining room design ideas so that you can get a feel for how to bring a gray room to life with a few minor touches.
What To Avoid
Don’t let a gray room become boring, flat and dull. Since gray tones are relatively devoid of color, you need to introduce other lively, eye-catching elements into the area. If you don’t do this, the room will seem to be lacking something and might appear lifeless.
What To Do Instead
Use color, form, and layout to bring a dull space to life. You can use other neutral tones in combination with your gray, or add a splash of color here and there. Use forms that have interesting lines and textures. For example, you might choose an intricate floral pattern for your dining room chairs or a table with a highly glossy finish. These little extra elements give the room a cared for and intentional feel.
Though gray is traditionally thought of like a mix of black and white, certain hues of gray have undertones of brown, red, blue, or even purple. Use your discerning eye or talk to an expert to see what undertones you might pick up in the gray that you want to use in your color scheme.
Then, draw out this color by putting it into focal areas of the room. For example, if your gray has purple undertones, place a plant with purple flowers onto the center of the table. This will enhance your gray color scheme by providing contrast and bring light and color into the room.
More Gray Dining Room Design Ideas For Extra Inspiration
Be sure to look around our dining room galleries for more gray dining room design ideas. When it comes to designing a gray-themed space, your primary challenge will be bringing it to life. Use the tactics we mentioned above, and then browse through the galleries to see what other ideas pop into mind.